Engineering in Service to Society
Rice engineers are smart, hard-working people—with high ideals. They love to find solutions to engineering problems that will have an immediate impact on people's lives; this is a powerful motivator. Through Beyond Traditional Borders, Engineers Without Borders and local projects such as the ZeRow House, Rice's entry in the Department of Defense's Solar Decathlon, our students are improving the lives of people on distant continents, in our own hemisphere, and within miles of the Rice campus.
Our students have traveled to Malawi, Botswana, Tanzania in Africa, to El Salvador, Nicaragua and Mexico, and other far-flung places to put their engineering skills to work. They have helped install a wireless networking cloud in a low-income neighborhood in Houston, rebuilt houses in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and worked to inspire Houston middle and high school students to study hard and pursue an engineering education.
Read about some of our students' projects, visit their web pages, and then consider joining them—get involved in engineering in service to society.
Engineers Without Borders
Beyond Traditional Borders